Icy Hombre Poncho by Miko Coffey

Icy Hombre Poncho

Crochet
January 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 4 rows = 4 inches
in triple (US) / double treble (GB)
5.5 mm (I)
780 - 1000 yards (713 - 914 m)
S/M , L/XL , 2X/3X
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Very Easy & Very Quick - Suitable for Beginners & Impatient People!
This poncho is named for the ombre coloured stripes as well as the style of the poncho: it’s made the traditional way of 2 rectangles joined together, like the old hombres of Mexico and South America wore.

The stitch pattern used here accentuates the stripes made by the graduated-colour yarn, but you can use any yarn you like (and in fact you can use any stitch you like - just make your rectangles to the correct size).

There are only 2 basic stitches used in this pattern, so any beginner can make this. It also crochets very quickly due to the use of tall triple crochet stitches, so you can easily whip up this poncho in a weekend.

The fact that it uses triple crochet also means that the poncho lets a bit of air in, so you’re not suffocating under all that wool.

If you have any questions or comments about the pattern, you can contact me on Ravelry or leave a message on this pattern’s page on my blog here